Making aviation more accessible

Travelling by air opens-up a world of possibilities and a range of practical challenges for many disabled travellers. QEF's Accessible Aviation team support people considering flight who need practical help and advice including flight video guides, as well as advising the aviation and healthcare sectors to improve their understanding of disabled passenger’s requirements. 

Disability awareness training for the aviation sector 

ASK FIRST is a unique accessibility and disability equality programme developed specifically for the aviation industry as it looks to rebuild post COVID-19, to ensure that equality for Disabled people is at the heart of the industry. Disabled people and those living with long-term health conditions make up the world’s largest minority group, and their return to flying will be essential to airline and airports planning recovery. 

ASK FIRST provides digital and virtual classroom based training courses, aimed at empowering frontline staff and managers to become disability confident and equality aware. They include an interactive animated e-learning module, providing disability confidence for all staff, and a one-day CPD accredited, Disability Equality Training course to ensure organisations share a disability inclusive agenda at all levels

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"It provides such a balance of disability equality and awareness for the aviation environment, which is also designed and delivered by specialists in accessibility and aviation - it’s fantastic." Geraldine Lundy, MBE. Director - Accessible Travel Consultancy Ltd

Flight Video Guides and Tryb4uFly cabin assessments

Unless you fly frequently it can be hard to know exactly what the aircraft cabin is like and what support is available. Our unique Tryb4uFly assessment guides you through the journey in a realistic cabin environment where you can try equipment and investigate options for you to remain comfortable throughout your flight. 

Our comprehensive Flight Video Guides show you the complete journey from arrival at the airport through to boarding, seating and disembarking the aircraft so you can prepare and feel confident about the flight.  We usually exhibit at disability lifestyle exhibitions and events across the UK for you to discuss your flight and learn practical ways to make your journey more comfortable. See our Facebook page to keep up to date on product features, news and local events. Thank you to the Independent who regularly feature QEF's film in any stories they cover about disabled people's experiences of flying.